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File #: 21-2715    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Submit Applications Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 6/1/2021 In control: Commissioners Court
On agenda: 6/8/2021 Final action:
Title: Request by the Institute of Forensic Sciences for authorization to submit an application to the Department of Justice/National Institute of Justice for grant funds in the amount of $26,552.00, with no required match, for the Research and Development in Forensic Science for Criminal Justice Purposes, FY 2021 Grant.
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To: Harris County Commissioners Court

Through: Luis A. Sanchez, M.D., Executive Director & Chief Medical Examiner, Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences
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Prepared By: Robin Alewine, Grant Analyst, Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences

Subject: Grant Item for June 8, 2021 Court Agenda
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Project ID (If applicable]: Grant Application #O-NIJ-2021-95001

Purpose and Request:
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Request by the Institute of Forensic Sciences for authorization to submit an application to the Department of Justice/National Institute of Justice for grant funds in the amount of $26,552.00, with no required match, for the Research and Development in Forensic Science for Criminal Justice Purposes, FY 2021 Grant.
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Background and Discussion:
The goal of this project is to propose corrections for uncertainties inherent to modern match statistic calculations used for evaluating DNA evidence.

Fiscal Impact:
This is a two (2) year research grant with a total project cost of $26,552.00. The research project is 100% grant-funded with no cash match requirement.

Fiscal Summary

Expenditures
FY 20-21
FY 21-22 Projected
Future Years Projected [3 additional years]
Service Impacted:
[Please provide service or division where expenditure will be used]*

Forensic Genetics
N/A
Existing Budget
|101010|Additional Appropriation Requested
|101010|Total Expenditures
|101010|Funding Sources



Existing Department Budget



Grant - DOJ/National Institute of Justice
|101010|Research & Development in Forensic Science for Criminal Justice Purposes FY2021*

26,552.00|1010|Total Sources

26,552.00|1010|

Alternatives:
There are very few, if any, alternatives or other resources available for this type of research program. If HCIFS does not receive this award, the research would have to be funded by the general fund.


Alignment with Strategic Objective:
This project allows for scientific inquiry within the forensic community and provides our scientific...

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